La Fenice is part of an award winning restoration of a substantial farmhouse contained in private walled and hedged, landscaped gardens. Romantic or family all is catered for, with its private garden and magnificent swimming pool 20x8m. The accommodation is over 140sqm restored with terracotta floors and wooden beamed ceilings. Downstairs consists of a large lounge/dining room seating 8 at the table and with comfortable seating around the open fireplace. The dining room leads through a brick arch to a large fully equipped kitchen with its own double doors to the patio,the large patio is excellent for al fresco breakfasts, lunch and evening BBQs. There is a cloakroom with toilet and washing machine. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, 2 double and one twin, two of which have additional sleeping/entertaining mezzanine areas above and 2 bathrooms with shower/toilet/basin and bidet. Outside from the shaded patio and private hedged garden there is a path leading to the shared beautiful pool with shower and changing room and tremendous views over to the hill town of Cortona.
Prebooked tours and activities: The following tours and activities can be arranged, if you wish to prebook please ask for details.
-Cooking course arranged at the house
-Boat trips on Lake Trasomeno
-Ceramics and olive oil tour
-Guided Tours to :
Bevagna and Montefalco
Ceramics and Olive Oil: A tour that marries together artistic craftmanship and the aromas and tastes of Umbria.
departing from the house your destination will be Deruta, famous for Majolica. visit a family run business and see all the stages of ceramic production.
Continue on to an olive oil producer at the gateway of Spello. Taste the typical produce of this land with bruschetta seasoned with an excellent extra virgin olive oil washed down by an excellent glass of local wine.
Cooking Course: Tastes, aromas colours, genuine dishes made from first class produce, typical of this very fertile territory.
A cook and helper will come to the house with a basket full of local seasonal produce and will then teach you in the kitchen to prepare a Tuscan starter, hand made pasta course, main course and side dish plus a dessert.
The menu changes with the seasons. the dinner is prepared by you under the guidance of an expert cook and will be accompanied by an excellent local wine. At the end of the meal's preparation, the table will be set and you can enjoy the meal in the relaxed atmosphere of the house.
Whilst the location is rural La Fenice is convenient for visiting all parts of Tuscany.The villa situated in Southern Tuscany is perfect for visiting all the beautiful Renaissance hill towns of Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Perugia, Lucignano, Pienza, Montepulciano within 30 to 45 minutes drive.
Assisi is just over an hour. Day trips to Florence and Rome are possible by rail from the nearby station of Terontola.
Lake Trasimeno water sports, walking and cycling activites are about 20 minutes.
The Etruscan hill town of Cortona,with artworks, museums, unique shops and first class restaurants is only 15 minutes by car. For the more serious shopper the Val di Chiana Outlet Village is easily accessible by car. The area is in/adjacent to one of the top three wine areas of Italy, Brunello at Montalcino and nearer vineyards to visit in the Montepulciano region.
We are able to offer the facility of prebooking tours and activities, please see the more detailed reference at the end.
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5 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|A down payment of 30% of the holiday cost is payable at time of booking. The balance is payable two months before the holiday start date.A security deposit of 250 Euros is payable on arrival. The security deposit will be returned once the house has been checked and the keys returned.
No refund is payable within one month of the holiday start date, you are advised to take out holiday cancellation.
|Notes||Change over is Saturday. Guests are requested to arrive any time after 4.00pm.
You will be met at the house by Maria or Stefano. Detailed directions, telephone contact numbers and house details will be sent to you at least three weeks before the holiday start date. Departure time is 10am, keys collected and security deposit returned by Stefano.
Condominium pool rules please ask for a copy.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (EUR), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.